Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013 Topps Baseball Release Countdown #4

A Hand Full of Hanks

It's not always easy coming up with content for a blog post. It's times like that when comes in handy.

Take today's feature, for instance. Four cards numbered 4, four Hanks. A quick look at the BR page for Hank Foiles easily revealed the info included below. Good starting point for something different, but after finishing this I'm afraid I sound like some sort of numerologist.

1954 Topps #4 Hank Sauer

The Number 4: During Sauer's 1952 MVP season, the slugging outfielder finished fourth in the N.L. in doubles with 31, fourth in adjusted OPS+ at 143, fourth in errors by a Left Fielder (with 6), fourth in putouts by an outfielder (with 327), fourth in fielding % as a left fielder (.983), and finished fourth in Offensive Winning % (.703- this category represents the winning % if team had nine of this player batting).

1958 Topps #4 Hank Foiles
The Number 4: In 1958, Foiles ranked fourth in the N.L. for games at catcher with 104, and finished fourth among N.L. catches in assists with 41.

1968 Topps Game #4 Henry (Hank) Aaron
The Number 4: Hank recorded four triples during the 1968 season, finished fourth in the N.L. in the following categories: slugging % (.498), games played (160), stolen bases (28), Runs Created (104), Adjusted Batting Runs (39), Adjusted Batting Wins (4.4), Win Probability Added (5.5), Putouts as an Outfielder (330), Assists as an outfielder (13),

1974 Topps #4 Hank Aaron Special 1962-1965
The Number 4: Looking back on the Hammer's career, he is fourth in Career Runs Created (2552), fourth in Runs Scored (2174), and hit 44 homers 4 times during his career.

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